Video 20 December 2018

IFPMA Code of Practice 2019 – Key Changes


The IFPMA Code of Practice is a living document and has been revised five times over recent decades, ensuring that practices in the biopharmaceutical industry are governed by ethical standards in line with societal expectations.

The new IFPMA Code of Practice will come into effect on 1st January 2019.This video and supporting slide-deck summarizes the key changes between the new IFPMA Code of Practice 2019 and its 2012 predecessor, and discusses certain implications of these revisions for our members.


The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) represents over 90 innovative pharmaceutical companies and associations around the world. Our industry’s almost three million employees discover, develop, and deliver medicines and vaccines that advance global health. Based in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes industry expertise to help the global health community improve the lives of people everywhere. For more information, visit

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